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I am an African… I owe my being to the hills and valleys, the mountains and glades… to the Khoi and the San whose desolate souls haunt the great expanses of the beautiful Cape. I am formed of the migrants who left Europe to find a new home in our native land… of the Malay slaves who came from the east…of the warrior men and women that Hintsa and Sekhukhune led, the patriots that Cetshwayo and Mphephu took to battle… I am the grandchild who lays fresh flowers on the Boer graves. Being part of all these people, and in the knowledge that none dare contest that assertion, I shall claim that - I am an African. Today it feels good to be an African. Extracts from Thabo Mbeki’s speech delivered on the occasion of the proposal of South Africa’s new constitution, 8 May 1996


The rising sun is a symbol of rebirth and the source of life, light and the wholeness of humanity.

The secretary bird, symbolising protection of the nation, is a messenger of the heavens that brings grace to the earth.

The protea is an emblem of the beauty of our land and the flowering of our nation.

The spear and knobkierie symbolise defence and authority. They are lying down to depict peace.

The tusks of the elephant symbolise wisdom, strength, moderation and eternity.

The shield shows both identity and spiritual defence.

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The human figures are a testament to our common humanity and heritage. They are greeting each other, symbolising unity.

The ears of wheat are an emblem of fertility that symbolise growth and the development of our potential.

The motto means - Unity in Diversity

The Coat Of Arms, which exemplifies the extraordinary creativity of our people through the ages, inspires our united and diverse nation to shine as brightly as the sun. The words contained within the Coat Of Arms are in the ancient /Xam language of the San people. It calls for the nation to unite in a common sense of belonging and national pride.


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friday January 2016

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New Year’s Day

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Bloukrans Bridge, which was completed in 1984, stands 216 m above the Bloukrans River, making it the highest single span arch bridge in the world. Its central span is 272 m, with a total length of 451 m. Rumour has it that it is also the third highest bridge in the world.

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January 2016

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Look out for these feStIvaLS in January Kleinmond Big Blues Festival Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Nylstroom Druiwefees Mosselbaai Dias Festival

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Iqaqa aliziva Kunuka are The polecat is notl aw of its smel at A Xhosa proverb th on rs pe a reminds us that her or s is often blind to hi own weaknesses.

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Tuesday January 2016


WORLD'S SMELLIEST ANIMAL Also called the African striped polecat, a zorilla will put any self-respecting skunk to shame. A squirt of its secretion not only leaves the victim temporarily blinded but the revolting smell lingers for several days.

LARGEST LAND ANIMAL

The elephant has an impressive weight of 5 000 kg - more than 5 VW Citi Golfs!

FASTEST FLYING BIRD

WORLD'S RAREST AMPHIBIAN

When stooping to catch prey, a peregrine falcon may reach speeds of between 250-380 km/h.

The critically endangered, Table Mountain ghost frog, only comes out at night. The only place on earth where it can be found is within a 10 km2 area on Table Mountain.

FASTEST ANIMAL HEAVIEST BEETLE

Cheetahs reach a speed of up to 113 km/h. That’s 4 times faster than the fastest human.

The goliath beetle weighs 100 g. That’s nearly as much as a hamster.

HEAVIEST FLYING BIRD Flying can’t be easy for the kori bustard with a height of more than 1.5 m, wings that stretch out to 2.6 m and a weight of up to 18 kg.

South Africa is

NOT FOR SISSIES! STRONGEST CREATURE

With a length of 60 mm, the rhinoceros beetle can carry 850 times its own weight. That would be equivalent to a human carrying 15 elephants!


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Search in your past for what is good and beautiful. Build your future from there. Paul Kruger, President of the South African Republic


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DiD you know? Moab khutsong Gold-Mine in north west province has the worlD’s lonGesT winDinG cable, able to lower workers to 3 054 m in one uninterrupted four-minute journey.

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Friday February 2016

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17 000 swimmers The Guinness book of records officially recognised the MiDMar Mile as the world’s largest open water swimming event.

WORLD’S LARGEST OPEN WATER SWIM


OK ingdom urf loral biodiversity in the world evel of l . t s e d high b s t o i r e d d e i s r South Africa has the thir s . dom in t king n a l p e It is th e only country with an entir species per square metr e e plant r o m . ains t e t n n a l o c p n The Cape Floral Regio n our else o e r e h w than any


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Tuesday March 2016

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Look out for these fesTivaLs in March

Lambert’s Baai Crayfish Festival Dullstroom Tonteldoos Peach Festival Uniondale Apple Festival Cape Town Jazz Festival Durban Time Of The Writer Rawsonville Hanepoot Festival Oppikoppi Easter Festival


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Human Rights Day

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Hum an RigH ts Day

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During apartheid, many people’s rights were abused. For instance, black people were forced by white superiors to carry special identification documents called passbooks, without which blacks could be fined or imprisoned. Freedom of expression, of association, of movement and residence – and therefore dignity was denied to black people.

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In 1960, black people in Sharpeville organised a demonstration against the pass laws. 69 demonstrators died and 186 were injured. The carnage made world headlines and the government subsequently banned black political organisations. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, years later, found the police guilty of gross human rights’ violations.

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Marked as a turning point in the fight for democracy, this day highlights the value of the rights of all South Africans. The new Bill of Rights was instituted and the Human Rights Commission was officially launched.

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On this day people celebr ate value in and achievement the of new Bill of Rights. This Bill the is the cornerstone of South now Africa’s democracy and affirms hu man dignity, equality and fre edom.


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Tuesday March 2016

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We, the people of South Africa, recognise the injustices of our past; honour those who suffered for justice and freedom in our land; respect those who have worked to build and develop our country; and believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity. - From the Preamble to the Constitution of South Africa


South AfricAn Spoken by indiAnS onetime - ‘without delay’ or definitely choon (or tjoon) - to tell someone something ballie - an older male laitie - a younger person laanie (or larnie) - smart guy, as in ‘well-to-do’ late - used to refer to someone who has died pozzy - house or home an’all - meaning ‘and everything’ hit a luck - to met with good fortune

from zulu or xhoSA origin

fundi - expert haw! - expression of disbelief toyi-toyi - protest-dancing ayeye - to express wonder and happiness gogga - bug (from Khoikhoi xo-xon, creeping things) hayibo! - wow! (from Zulu, ‘definitely not’) indaba - conference (from Zulu, ‘matter of discussion’) shongololo - millipede (from the word ‘to roll up’) laduma! - soccer cheer when someone scores (literally: ‘it thunders’) no-one SAyS it quite like An AfrikAner poep - fart domkop - idiot ek sê - I say voetsek - go away, scram howzit - how is it going? how are you? kokolol - referring to low-class workers nooit - never, no way, unbelievable! jol - to have fun or a party babbelas (abbreviated barbie) - hangover bliksem - to punch someone or as an expression of surprise dik bek - grumpy, in a huff (literally: ‘thick mouth’) dinges - thingamabob, wotzit or a whatchamacallit skelm - suspicious or untrustworthy person


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Monday August 2016

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Pratley Putty has been to the moon. This South African product was used to hold together parts of the Apollo XI mission’s Eagle landing craft in 1969.


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DID YOU KNOW? Mapungubwe in Limpopo Province is South Africa’s first kingdom, dating back to between 1050 AD and 1270 AD. Its highly sophisticated people traded gold and ivory with China, India and Egypt prior to any European colonisation.


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